Sweigart becomes four-time recipient of national honor
Ten student-athletes named to NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad, program honored with National Academic Team Award.
FH vs. VERMONT Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2012 - Junior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Played in 12 games as a junior in 2012, including key appearances against #17 Boston College (9/2), #7 Northeastern (9/14) and #12 Boston University (9/18).
2011 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Statistics ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Came off the bench in 15 contests on the year ... Notched her first collegiate goal as part of the Minutewomen offense that put up seven tallies during a shutout of Saint Joseph's on Oct. 14 ... Was accurate with her shots, directing five-of-six on the cage ... Set a career-high in shots with four against Saint Joseph's.
2010 - Freshman: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Made eight appearances on the year, with the team going 5-3 when she entered the contest ... Did not accumulate statistics during the season.
Before UMass: Played two years at Seaford College ... Competed internationally on many occasions, playing on field hockey tours in Canada (2009), Spain (2007) and South Africa (2005) ... Also played for the Trojans Hockey Club ... Was part of the selection process for the English National Team, making her way through the Regional Performance Centre ... Captain of the England U18 Eastleigh Leopards in 2009 ... Five-year member of the Combined Cadet Force.
Personal: Born Melanie Georgina Sutherland on April 14, 1992 ... Daughter of Derek and Louise Sutherland.